Friday, July 30, 2010

2010 Convention Swaps!

This past Sunday I returned home from Salt Lake City where I attended my very first Stampin' Up! Convention! I met so many new people and made one awesome new friend!

In the weeks before Convention, I had been working on some items to swap with people while walking around at the convention center and I would like to show one of those to you now!

I had so many nice comments from people that received this card as I swapped with them. I had swapped this card with a lady at my Make & Take meeting where those of us that got chosen to be Make & Take Helpers were making our projects before everyone else so we knew how to help people during our session. She came up to me a couple of days later and told me she had to come find me to tell me that she was getting a lot of compliments on my card. My heart melted a little bit to know that people everywhere were enjoying my card!

So without further ado, here it is!

For this card I used the Elements of Style stamp set (#118611 W) (#120045 C), Top Note die (#113463), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (#120175), Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (#119959), Early Espresso Classic Ink (#119670), 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (#119855), Early Espresso Cardstock (#119686), Sahara Sand Cardstock (#121043), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)

This next project was actually something that my mother was working on, and I took over for her since she was doing so many other swaps! It was a lot of fun to make this one!

I used the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976), Spiral Border Punch (#119872), Old Olive Cardstock (#100702), Tempting Turquoise Cardstock (#102067), and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink (#100908) from the main Idea Book & Catalog.

From the Summer Mini that is active until August 31 I used the following: Tropical Party Stamp Set (#118515 W) (#120081 C), Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (#117173)

Hope you enjoy checking these out as much as I enjoyed making them!

Much love, 
Melissa Buss

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Extra, Extra $25 in Stamps!

Who couldn't use an EXTRA $25 to spend on stamps?

Dates: July 27-August 31, 2010

Hostesses will receive an additional $25 in free hostess merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $350 or more!

Contact me today if you're interested in hostessing a workshop!

Melissa Buss
Fort Collins, CO

Monday, July 19, 2010

Salt Lake City Here I Come!

Well, the time has finally come! Tomorrow morning I hop on an airplane and head to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!'s annual convention! It's my first time and I am really looking forward to the next 5 days!

I won't be posting anything while I'm there because I'll be too busy taking it all in! I will have lots of things to talk about and show off next week, so be ready!

As always, if you need anything, you can always order from my website at while I'm away!

Much love, 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Color Renovation Kits!

Stampin' Up! knows that this recent Color Renovation is going to be hard for some individuals to swallow so they came up with a brilliant plan! You can buy the new color items in bundles for a real awesome price!

You can contact me with any questions by leaving a comment on this blog post, or email me at Or you can go straight to my website at to place an order to get your Renovation Kits today!

Melissa Buss

Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Punch Design!

Many of you know that Stampin' Up! introduced a new line of punches in a recent Mini Catalog. They are slimmer and sleeker than the previous punches, and all of the old punches that carried over to the new Idea Book & Catalog got converted into the new style! There are even some really cool new punches to add to your collection!

Stampin' Up! has put together a video on how to use all of said punches! Here it is, enjoy!

Happy Viewing!

2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog!

It's finally time! The 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog is here!

Loads of new items inside! Just click on the image above and see for yourself what we've got in store for the following year!

To order, you can either send me an email, or head on over to my website and place your own order right now!

Happy Ordering!